BeneFit Cosmetics • The Porefessional • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
HOLY CRAP I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I have the tiniest pores ever and dry skin, but this product just made my skin SOOOO soft. I use it under Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in Beige, followed by a soft swipe of Coralista on my cheeks and Smashbox Suntanne Matte bronzer to contour. I'm not sure how much it actually does for your pores, but my skin has been flawless all day and SO soft. I feel beautiful in it.
However, it's so expensive, I'm not sure I'd buy it. I received 2 free 0.25 oz bottles from Sephora (the $30 bottle is 0.75) for I pretty much for $20 worth of product free. I'll have to see how long it lasts me! <3
But I'd say if you haven't tried it, you have to :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
At first this product did not work for me at all. My pores looked the same huge size as they had before but then I discovered I had been applying the product all wrong. I used to apply it on my face in a sweeping sort of smoothing motion like a moisturiser but then I found out from a youtuber that in order for this product you need to pat it into your skin. After i did that when I use it underneath my foundation, my pores look smaller and less visible so it does work. However I probably wouldn't purchase this again because I prefer to have a primer that can better work against shine and an oily tzone but this is definitely worth a try.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Words. Can. Not. Describe. How. Perfect. This. Product. Is. !!!
It gives me the perfect layer of coverage and a base, and is great for evening out the skintone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product does what it says - it minimizes pores and leaves your skin silky smooth. I use it before my foundation, but sometimes it flakes.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is a weird product.
It's supposed to be a balm for minimizing your pores, but for me, it didn't do that. I don't really suffer from very large pores anyway, but this stuff doesn't seem to make much of a difference to them.
It does, however, make THE BEST primer I've ever tried for my oily skin. It's amazingly mattifying and is great for smoothing out little bumps and uneven skin-tone.
The consistency is a bit odd when first dispensed from the tube- sort of like a string of product. You can warm it up with your fingers, though.
Just as a forewarning- it's not white or clear. It's sort of beige. It doesn't transfer any colour to your skin however, so this is not an issue, but it is a bit surprising and again, weird.
Overall, a great product, but not for the thing it's supposed to be great for.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I received a sample size of this product with my Birchbox several months ago. At first i just put it in the "archives" since I am extremely acne-prone and hesitate to just slather new products on my face. However, on a whim one day I decided to try it around my eyes to see how it would hold eye makeup, and it worked awesomely! Months have passed, and I have all but forsaken my Primer Potion and Stay Don't Stray eye primers. I use the Porefessional after my moisturizer /eye cream ritual- from the top lid to the brow, and in the hollows underneath my eyes. I have also started using it on my forehead in between my eyes and around my nose, mouth and chin. So far no breakouts, and my makeup sits perfectly all day long! (As a side note, I use powdered mineral makeup and concealer, not liquid. That could make a difference in how the primer behaves).
The reason I do not give this product a 100% rating is that it is insanely over-priced for the quantity and the little tube in which it is packaged. If I did not have such finicky skin I would probably keep searching for a comparable product at a lower price point. However, it is not worth it to me to risk the painful cystic breakouts that usually occur when I try new products, so I will stick with this. I just found a full size on eBay for $19 with free shipping, which is still pricey, but certainly better than $30!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Wasn't a huge fan of this primer! It did make my foundation go on nicely but i found within a few hours my make up had slid off! and for that reason i don't think its worth the money! but this could be down to my skin type as i am yet to find a primer i am completely satisfied with.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Applies smoothly to the skin, and doesn't feel heavy or like it's clogging pores. Could instantly see results (smaller pores, as it claims) I wear it both under make-up or on it's own. Would definitely recommend, very happy with the results I've had. Although, it is rather costly. Although I really enjoy the results, I'm not sure it's something I would purchase again once it runs out, simply because of the cost. If it was cheaper, I would definitely be a repeat purchaser.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Trying to find the perfect primer, I got this as a sample with the special going on at Ulta last year.
I like how it feels on my skin, doesn't make my skin angry, no breakouts, very smooth very easy for my liquid foundation to apply. I haven't tried it in humid weather so I'll update this hopefully, and it indeed makes my pores disappear but my pores are small to begin with. :) It looks like a beige colored mousse.
The one thing I noticed was it made my TruMatch oxidize a little more and I used it a tint lighter than my natural skin tone.
I thought about getting the Mineral Infused primer from E.L.F. since it's cheaper and I'm strapped on cash.
I would recommend this primer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This product was okay. It did what it claims to: "Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! " but wasn't amazing in any way.
For reference I have light normal / dry skin with large pores around my nose.
Didn't break me out (few things do)
Did minimize pores
The price...Normally I have no problem dishing out the cash for high end products. I love Benefit and think almost all of their products are great. But 30 USD is expensive for a primer that isn't THAT good especially when it's only .75 oz, rather than the standard 1 oz. Think about how many tacos you could buy for thirty bucks.
It doesn't make my makeup stay on any longer than any of my drugstore primers do.
It's easily dupe-able. Nyx's pore filler has the same effect for me and costs like twenty bucks less. Hard Candy's Sheer Envy is another possible dupe as well.
It's colored...why? It goes on clear, but it's an ugly tan color in the packaging.
It smells...strange? Not bad, just different I guess.
If you're looking for a good high end primer I'd try Tarte's Clean Slate Primer..It's the same price, but comes with .25 oz more product, and works ten times better.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Definitely one of the better pore minimizers I've found. Really did what I expected it to do, which was hide my pores. That said, it's quite pricey for the amount you get and the amount you may need to cover your pores. Price-wise, Clinique's Instant Perfector was the equivalent of 15 US dollars cheaper and worked just as well. I'll be sticking with Clinique on this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
At first I loved this stuff and was crazy in love with it...then I broke out like crazy. I have acne prone skin but at the time I started using this stuff I was doing well with clear skin. I'm still trying to undo all the damage this did to my skin. I'm very disappointed because I did love this way it felt on my skin but sadly it became a nightmare product!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't know if this stuff really works or not. I've never had a problem with really large pores, but I do have acne occasionally and this stuff sounded really interesting so I bought it in the full size. The full size is actually really small and you don't get that much for your money. The balm comes out light brown and spreads evenly and you can't see it on your face. I've used all of it, but I never really saw a big difference in the way my foundation looked...I would not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
-Very smoothing, hides pores well
-Not much product in the tube
-Expensive for the amount of product given
I really like this primer. The texture is almost like a smooth light weight balm. It really does hide pores well. It also matifies the skin. A tiny amount can be used mid day over oily spots to reduce shine. My only complaint is that the amount of product in the tube makes it difficult to use as an everyday primer all over the face. You have to reserve the product for small areas on the face. For that reason I rated it a 4.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I dont really get the point of this 'primer'.
Yes, it does blur your pores for about 5 minutes if you put it on bare skin, but once you put makeup over the top, it is gone. I've also tried to add over the top of my foundation, however all it does it make the foundation slide off??
I admit I haven't tried this as an all over primer, as it costs $60 for the tube here in Australia and wouldn't go far if you were using it all over your face.
One thing I do like about this product is the packaging. It's really cute, so I leave this in my makeup storage to look nice...that's about it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
It definitely does its job which is minimizing pores and I love that it's oil-free and goes on smoothly. However it doesn't deliver when using it as a full out primer in my opinion and I found that my makeup would still crease around my mouth. Also if you apply it incorrectly it will separate your makeup on top so apply only what you need. I'll be buying this again to hide my pores until I find the primer that can do it all for my face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is hands down THE BEST primer I have used to date, I got a mini tube of it in my February 2013 Topbox and was hooked instantly.
I have never used a product that literally made all of my pores totally disappear! Gone, every last one of them.
My foundation goes on like a dream and lasts all day now, I mean, I loved my foundation before... But now that its being applied over literally perfect skin, I want to marry it lol.
As with my suggestion with the Benetint, try to get your hands on a sample of this before you buy the full sized. Not every product will work the same on every person and at more than 30$ a tube, you probably want to make sure it jives with you before you take the plunge. Unless you have one of those friends who you can pawn off all the makeup you don't like on.
I got a second mini tube in the Primping With The Stars Kit (AWESOME btw) and I will totally be purchasing the full sized when I run out of the mini's.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I've been using this product for just over a year and I love it. For me, it does exactly as it promises - shrinks my pores and creates the perfect base for foundation. I normally dab a little on my t-zone during the day if I feel my make-up is wearing off. The only downside is the price compared to how small the tube is; I got through 3 tubes in a year and it retails at £23.50 a tube in the UK. However, the product itself is great!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Okay, so, first of all, THIS IS A PRIMER. NOT A CONCEALER, DUH?! So those who keep on saying that it didn't hide blablablabla, of course it wont! And those who say that it "clogs" you pores, UGH! What make-up doesn't? It made my pores less visible and it smells nice too! I love it, I put it on first then I put my concealer and there! Ready to go! I feel like "Artista skin" all day long. :'))
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This came in one of benefit's Christmas kits and I'm so glad it did. This primer turns my face into a matte, silky canvas, ready for whatever you are applying to it. The pores on my nose were covered, and my skin felt strangely smooth. Definitely purchasing the full size.